Around the Bay Road Race


Around the Bay Road Race

Around the Bay Road Race, is the oldest long distance road race in North America, held in Hamilton, Ontario since 1894, 3-years before the Boston Marathon. This 30-kilometre race is also known as the " Billy Sherring Memorial Road Race." cite web| title =Around the bay Road Race, (Official Site)| url=http://www.aroundthebayroadrace.com/| accessdate = 2007-06-29]

The more recent addition of a 5-kilometre walk or run now provides everyone with the opportunity to participate.cite news | title = Around the Bay Road Race- Since 1894.| pages = AB1| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-03-22| accessdate = 2008-03-22]

All races start on York Boulevard, one block west of the Copps Coliseum. All races finish inside Copps Coliseum. On Sunday, March 30, 2008, a record 8,300 participants will cross the finish line.cite news | title = Around the Bay Road Race will close streets today.| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-03-29| accessdate = 2008-03-30]

In 2005, the Around the Bay Road Race partnered with St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation and, for the first time became a fundraising event. The hospital, on James Street South, has been serving the community since 1890.cite news | title = Around the Bay Road Race- Since 1894.| pages = AB1| publisher = The Hamilton Spectator| date = 2007-03-22| accessdate = 2008-03-22]

Top fundraisers

References

External links

* [http://www.stjoesfoundation.ca St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton]
* [http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/Events/sporting/AroundtheBay30kRoadRace.htm Around the Bay Road Race info at (www.myhamilton.com)]
* [http://www.coolrunning.com/major/bay30k/bay30k.htm Around the Bay Road Race info at (www.coolrunning.com)]
* [http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=70330 Around the Bay Road Race info at (http://www.beginnertriathlete.com)]

Photos

* [http://www.pbase.com/heian2/gallery/around_the_bay_road_race_ Around the Bay Road Race- Photo Gallery]

Video

* [http://michiganrunner.tv/2006aroundthebay30k/ Around the Bay Road Race] - Video clips (http://michiganrunner.tv)


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